San Vicente - updates

Rappler's latest stories on San Vicente


Palawan town eyes 100,000 tourists in 2018 as San Vicente Airport opens

May 10, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Transportation Arthur Tugade says the will begin catering to commercial flights, specifically by PAL, by June. Cebu Pacific is also considering the marketability of flying to San Vicente.

TOURISM BOOST. The municipality of San Vicente, which boasts of the Philippines' longest white beach, is located 186 kilometers north of the capital Puerto Princesa City. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

New San Vicente airport in Palawan to boost local tourism industry

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The airport can accommodate only private planes for now but Mayor Maria Carmela Alvarez says it will operate commercially by the last quarter of this year or early next year

REGIONAL AIRPORT. The San Vicente Airport's terminal building. Photo courtesy of San Vicente Info Section

91-year-old Cebu church catches fire

May 03, 2016 - 9:29 PM

At least 20 to 30 of the church is damaged based on initial assessment

IN PHOTOS: Which of these 5 Palawan destinations will you visit next?

Jul 11, 2015 - 12:08 PM

El Nido Coron San Vicente Taytay Puerto Princesa – what s next on your Palawan itinerary?

BLUE, GRAY, AND GREEN. Breathtaking view from Matinloc Shrine, El Nido. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Century Properties to spend P20B for Palawan project

Apr 21, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The property firm eyes to develop its first tourist resort project over the next 10 years

Making a living in ‘Coffin Town’

Oct 30, 2014 - 10:00 AM

A look at the business of coffin making straight from The Coffin Capital of the Philippines

How mangroves give livelihood to a Bohol town

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The 56 hectare mangrove forest has given income to the residents since they transformed it into an eco tourism spot

ECO-TOURISM. Local tour guide Juanita Kristal shows visiting entrepreneurs some of the mangrove species in the forest. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

Silence, back to basics in stunning San Vicente, Palawan

Jul 12, 2014 - 2:10 PM

Swimming in isolation walking lightly along the peaceful shore hardly seeing a soul – scenes of raw beautiful San Vicente Palawan

Ex-mayor in Palawan convicted of graft over ghost project

Jun 11, 2014 - 8:39 PM

More than a decade since his approval of a ghost road pavement project former San Vicente Mayor Alejandro Villapando faces a prison term of 6 to 10 years

San Vicente, Palawan: The rise of the ecotown

Nov 25, 2013 - 4:48 PM

An ecotown is a town resilient to climate change and ready for disasters If San Vicente does this right it will become the next Philippine tourist destination

JOURNEY TO ECOTOWN. San Vicente, Palawan is transforming into an Ecotown to make its communities climate-resilient and disaster-ready while at the same time contributing to its tourism potential Image from Wiki Commons

14 Palawan towns under state of calamity

Nov 16, 2013 - 11:48 PM

Help has been pouring in for the 14 Palawan towns heavily affected by Typhoon Yolanda

CALAMITY. Typhoon Yolanda's wrath in Coron, Palawan. File photo by EPA/Office of the Mayor of Coron

Anti-stereotypes in 'Blame it on the Heat'

Jul 01, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Surrealist photographer Francesca Balaguer Mercado takes your favorite feminine stereotypes and turns them around in her first Philippine exhibit

MORE THAN THE USUAL PORTRAIT. Francesca Balaguer-Mercado styles and shoots portraits with a character twist. All photos courtesy of Francesca Balaguer-Mercado

TEDxKatipunan: Time to Jump!

Jan 01, 2013 - 9:59 PM

Speaker Arriane Serafico tells us what it was really like for her Be ready to laugh

'KEBS!' DID THE TRICK. Wanderrgirl aka Arriane Serafico (3rd from left) with fellow TEDxKatipunan speakers Dylan Wilk of Human Nature, Maria Ressa of, Anna Oposa of Save Philippine Seas, Mayor Pie Alvarez of San Vicente, Palawan and photographer John Chua of Photography with a Difference. Photo from

Soul siren lands on Palawan shores

Dec 27, 2012 - 7:45 PM

Kat Agarrado cares for more than just music Learn more about her advocacy and how you can be part of it

MUSIC AND HEART. Kat Agarrado uses her talents to spread the word about environmental protection and preservation

Palawan's Pie Alvarez and eco-tourism

Nov 18, 2012 - 4:20 PM

The young mayor of San Vicente wants to promote eco tourism and attract the right kind of travelers those who will respect the paradise they re in

Pie Alvarez: 21 lessons in leadership from a 24-year old mayor

Jul 18, 2012 - 3:57 PM

A young girl who became mayor at 21 years old shares lessons in leadership

Breaking Glass: Mayor Pie Alvarez

Jul 09, 2012 - 8:41 AM

Rich fashionista US educated 21 year old is one of the country s youngest executives San Vicente Palawan town mayor Pie Alvarez